Millions of Turkish citizens went to the ballot boxes on May 28 to cast their votes for either Recep Tayyip Erdoğan or Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu in the second round of the presidential elections.
More than 191,000 ballot boxes were set up in 973 districts across the country.
After the end of the voting period, the head of the Supreme Election Council Ahmet Yener said that "no negative situation" had occurred on the election day.
Meanwhile, President Erdoğan released a message on Twitter, saying that "it is now time to protect the will of our nation until the end." "Unit the results are finalized, I call on all of my brothers to protect the ballot boxes," he tweeted.
Sabahın erken saatlerinden beri sandıklarda fedakârca görev yapan her bir dava arkadaşıma teşekkür ediyorum.— Recep Tayyip Erdoğan (@RTErdogan) May 28, 2023
Sonuçlar kesinleşinceye kadar tüm kardeşlerimi sandıklara sahip çıkmaya davet ediyorum.
Şimdi, milletimizin başımız üzerine olan iradesini son ana kadar koruma vakti!
According to the election law and the YSK, no independent news or broadcasts pertaining to the elections shall be permitted until 9 p.m., however, the YSK might lift the ban at an earlier time.